Tricity buzz: HT Chandigarh reporters’ tracker on all those making, or faking, news
Tricity buzz: HT Chandigarh reporters’ tracker on all those making, or faking, news

Tricity buzz: HT Chandigarh reporters’ tracker on all those making, or faking, news

Chai in kulhad puts tea vendor in soup, Road Safety Week lasts a month in Chandigarh, former Mohali councillor takes eco-friendly route to win over voters, and more...
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 12:46 AM IST

Memes troll PU over indecision on mode of exams

Memes trolling Panjab University have started doing rounds on social media even as the authorities remain undecided on the mode of holding the semester exams. The memes appeared on social media pages, highlighting the plight of students as they await a final decision. Several meetings have already been held by the university since December but then authorities are yet to announce the mode for odd semester exams. With exams likely to be conducted from mid-February, the level of anxiety among students is rising.

Former councillor takes eco-friendly route to win over voters

Former BJP councillor Sahibee Anand, who is contesting the Mohali municipal corporation elections from Phase 7, has taken the eco-friendly route to campaign. With the civic body elections on February 14, Anand is making the most of the battery-operated vehicle, bought for about 4 lakh, to ferry the elderly residents of his ward from one place to another.

Chai in kulhad puts tea vendor in soup

With the ban on use disposable cups and people’s reluctance to take tea in regular cups in Covid-19 times, a tea vendor in Sector 17, Chandigarh, was hoping he had made the right choice by serving the piping hot beverage in kulhad (earthen cups), but he was wrong. Garbage collectors have refused to take the kulhads for disposal, leaving the vendor in a fix. Are we really ready for environment-friendly alternatives to disposable plastic/thermacol cups?

Road Safety Week lasts a month in Chandigarh

The Road Safety Week has stretched to an entire month this year with the Chandigarh Traffic Police celebrating related activities daily. On Saturday, a drive was conducted to affix reflective tape on cyclists entering the city from Nayagaon. Awareness drives and workshops have been held regularly, says deputy superintendent of police, road safety, Jaswinder Singh, driving home the point.

UT-based activist wins national awards for road safety

Chandigarh-based road safety activist Harpreet Singh was conferred two awards by the ministry of road transport and highways in Delhi earlier this month. He was conferred a gold national award for his work on Good Samaritan law, and a silver national award for his work on road safety.

Social distancing during R-Day celebrations, PGI style

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research has asked department and section heads to nominate one person from each department to participate in the Republic Day celebration as a precautionary measure amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The flag-hoisting ceremony will be followed by the director distributing sweets.

Inputs by Hillary Victor, Shailee Dogra, Rajanbir Singh, Amanjeet Singh, Dar Ovais

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Pune’s temperature touches 35°C; IMD forecasts rise in temperature in first week of March

By Jigar Hindocha
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 09:52 PM IST
PUNE The day temperature in the city has touched the season’s highest as the maximum temperature at Shivajinagar was recorded at 35 degrees Celsius on Thursday
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Senior journalist Sada Dumbre passes away

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UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 10:01 PM IST
PUNE Senior journalist Sada Dumbre passed away on Thursday, due to a Covid infection, said his family members
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Ajit Pawar fails to follow up on road widening project in Pune

By Abhay Khairnar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 09:30 PM IST
PUNE As the opposition parties opposed Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC’s) decision to widen city roads from six to nine-metre, Ajit Pawar, deputy chief minister and Pune district guardian minister, had given instructions to put the project on hold until a decision is taken, but PMC has not got anything in writing about the decision
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Political parties in Pune divided over PMC’s road-widening proposal

By Abhay Khairnar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 09:00 PM IST
PUNE Political parties in Pune appear to be divided on the Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC’s) decision to widen city roads from six to nine-metre
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PMC, state health dept awaiting final instructions on vaccination for seniors; unlikely to start from Mar 1

By Namrata Devikar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 08:50 PM IST
PUNE Though the central government declared that the vaccination drive for those 60-years of age and higher, and those aged 45-years-plus with comorbidities, will start from March 1, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and state health department is yet to get more details regarding the same
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1,525 fresh cases in Pune district on Thursday

By Namrata Devikar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 08:39 PM IST
PUNE Pune district reported 11,570 active cases in the state, as per the state health department, of which 1,525 are fresh cases reported on Thursday
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PCMC’s Covid positivity rate jumps from 6% to 25% in 10 days

By Jigar Hindocha
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 09:28 PM IST
The Covid positivity rate, which was 6 per cent in the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation till February 15, has seen a massive surge to 25 per cent, as of February 24
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Mixed response to 9-metre road widening proposal in Pune city

By Abhay Khairnar
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 08:43 PM IST
PUNE The Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC’s) decision to widen city roads from six to nine-metre has received a mix response
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Number of RT-PCR, antigen tests in PMC increased; positivity rate also rising

By Namrata Devikar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 08:21 PM IST
PUNE Health officials have increased the number of Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) and Antigen tests in Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) limits
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Pedestrians irked as hawkers encroach footpath on FC road

By Jigar Hindocha
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 07:50 PM IST
PUNE After missing several deadlines the smart footpath project on Fergusson College road is finally complete, but pedestrians still find it difficult to use it as the footpath has been occupied by illegal hawkers for selling products like clothes, accessories among others
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6 booked for threatening, abusing PMC officials during anti-encroachment drive

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 07:47 PM IST
PUNE Six residents of the Bhimnagar slum area were booked for threatening and abusing officials of the anti-encroachment department of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) on Wednesday
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Five officials of auto firm booked after worker dies; wife alleges robot caused fatal mishap

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PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 07:47 PM IST
PUNE: Five officials of an automobile multinational were booked after a worker died on the company premises Wednesday morning in Chakan
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2 members of Ghaywal gang held, 6 booked for wrongfully taking car from rental service for “rally”

By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 07:26 PM IST
PUNE The Pune police arrested two and booked six other aides of externee Nilesh Ghaywal for extortion after they wrongfully took a four-wheeler vehicle from a local rental service to hold a “rally” for Ghaywal
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Malls begin to restrict customer entry to ensure no overcrowding

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PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 07:13 PM IST
PUNE Following the imposition of some curbs by district administration, many commercial establishments and malls have started restricting the entry of customers people inside the premises
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SSC, HSC exams to be held offline; practicals in April 1st week, written papers 3 weeks after that

By Manasi Deshpande
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 07:09 PM IST
PUNE The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education has made it clear that it is prepared to carry out the SSC and HSC exams offline, though if the present Covid spike continues, the board officials claim they have “plan B” ready
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